Thursday, January 14, 2010

City Council Passes Sustainable West End Vancouver Rental Buildings and New Condo Developments – Rezoning of the West End Real Estate Market

Vancouver West End Condo Developments and New Rental Buildings

West End Vancouver rental buildings will increase in number with several rezoning sites in the works.The short term incentives by the government have spurred a new generation of rezoning of the Vancouver West End real estate market place. Back in December 2009, Vancouver City Council approved the redevelopment of the building at 1215 Bidwell Street in West End Vancouver rezoning project, and there are currently three other sites that will possibly apply for rezoning of their land as well. As part of the Vancouver Short Term Incentives for Rental program, the Vancouver West End condo developments will become some of the most anticipated, hated and debated new rental and market buildings in the entire city. Starting with 1215 Bidwell Street, essentlly, many people will lose their rental homes during the process of the rezoning, reconstruction and eventual completion of the site. With many of these rezoned West End Vancouver properties, the end result will include both rental units as well as market units that will be sold to homeowners. Currently, there is much discussion as to what the new rental prices for the rezoned and completed rental units will be once 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver condos will be completed. Will it be affordable for people to rent there? Or will they be reserved for high-end and prominent people who want to and can pay to live in the West End Vancouver community? Rental housing is more affordable than the purchase of strata titled units according to the Vision Vancouver councillor, Louie. With the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program in full effect, also known as STIR Program, there are many people who debate whether or not this is good for the city. The STIR Program or the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program will waive development cost levies and reduce development fees, meaning that part of the construction costs for the developers will be subsidized. Part of this STIR Program is to create more liveable and newer Vancouver West End rental stock. However, many people against the STIR Program and the rezoning of 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver rental housing believe that the developers are there to make profit, and therefore will create high-end rental units and charge a lot more for rents once completed. Most people believe this will be the case at 1215 Bidwell Street. With the STIR Program in full effect, many West End Vancouver condo residents who rent right now are afraid that affordable housing in this area will likely disappear sooner rather than later because of the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program, making it even tougher for people who need affordable housing to find anything decent.

Other Rezoning Vancouver West End Condo Developments Coming 2010

The Vancouver STIR Program or Short Term Incentives and Rental program will allow for new West End rental units to be built and rented out in the coming year.The other sites that will likely be rezoned in the Vancouver West End real estate market during 2010 are located at the following site addresses: 1401 Comox Street, 1754 Pendrell Street and 1245 Harwood Street. All of these sites currently have West End Vancouver affordable housing, and will be rezoned to become both rental and market unit condo developments. Most likely like 1215 Bidwell Street rezoning project, the new West End Vancouver rental units will be more expensive then the current ones, but newer (obviously). The 1401 Comox Street Vancouver rezoning application will likely be a twenty two storey (22 stories) all rental condo building with one hundred and ninety three units (193 West End rentals) under the new STIR Program. The Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program will likely see another application from 1754 Pendrell Vancouver with a proposed ninety storey (19 stories) tower in the heart of the city. This will likely be a part rental (10 West End rentals) and part market condo (34 condominiums for sale) proposal. Not much is known about this proposed application from STIR yet. Lastly, 1245 Hardwood Vancouver rezoning project in the West End real estate market will likely come up during mid-year, and therefore, not many details have been released either. The 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver rezoning project will see a 20 storey building with 98 market condos for sale and the addition of 49 rental units. This rezoning project has already been approved by Vancouver City Council. As you can see, there will be many other West End Vancouver rezoning projects coming up which will transform the landscape of the rental market and available new condos in the area. Either way, much of this is required in a community that has deteriorated and hasn’t seen many new condos or rentals with the exception of renovation projects here and there.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Downtown Vancouver Robson and Richards Condos for Sale - 488 R&R Vancouver Condominiums Re-Sale - Luxury High-Rise R & R Condos Now Selling!

The 488 Robson and Richards R&R Vancouver Condominiums are Now Complete!

The re-sale downtown Vancouver residences at the R&R condos are located at 488 Robson and Richards Streets. If you were a homebuyer a few years ago and missed out on the incredible opportunity to own a luxury condo on Robson Street Vancouver condominiums, then now is the time to take advantage of this second chance opportunity. Re-sale Robson and Richards Vancouver condos for sale at the R&R Condominiums for sale are part of this savvy apartment building within the entertainment and shopping district in downtown. Truly the area that never sleeps, the R&R Vancouver Condos for sale at Robson and Richards apartment homes are located at 488 Robson Street in one of the most sought after condo locations in the entire downtown core. The concept is simple, build a luxury condo high rise tower within the most important shopping, business and entertainment district of downtown Vancouver and you will see that homebuyers will not only enjoy the great location, but also the luxury interiors. The Vancouver R&R condos at Robson and Richards Vancouver condominiums is simply the best new development in the area. Let us introduce you to a storey of the future, a story about an urban girl who’s made R&R Vancouver condos her address. Roxanne is 30-something. A yong professional who wants it all close at hand-the office, designer shopping, lots of restaurant choices, amazing night life, interesting people. This could actually be your story at the new Robson and Richards R&R Vancouver condos available for re-sales. Appreciate great architecture. Stainless steel at the Vancouver R&R Robson and Richards condos fro sale reveals that separate the flamed granite base from buildings ribbed concrete podium. And distinctive entrances at Robson and Richards condominiums – New York style on Robson Street condos for sale and visibly interesting to Arrt Smart on Richards Street.

The Artful Features of the Vancouver R&R Condos at Robson and Richards Streets

Take advantage of low interest rates to purchase your new Downtown Vancouver Robson and Richards R & R condo home for sale.Well, there are many other reasons other than the incredible location to purchase a resale Robson and Richards condominium at the Vancouver R&R Condos today and these include a multitude of incredible indoor and interior finishes that are a class above the rest in the area. Originally, pre-sale condo homebuyers here at R&R Robson Street condos for sale had a choice between Robson sand or Richards charcoal colour palettes, and the buyer feedback was mixed at about half and half. In addition, the R&R Robson and Richards condominiums in downtown Vancouver real estate market features spacious, open plan living areas in addition to custom loop carpeting in living, dining and bedroom areas. Also standard in every original downtown Vancouver R & R condo at Robson and Richards Streets were imported limestone inspired porcelain floor tiling in the kitchen, bathroom and etnry and there were open balconies in every R&R Vancouver home for re-sale. In terms of the detaild nitty gritty of the Robson and Richards Vancouver condominiums in the resale property market, you are looking at stylish kitchens with peninsula style eating bar as well asimported polished granite topped counters in Crystal White or Nero Impala with ceramic tile backsplash. In addition, the Robson and Richards R&R Condos in downtown Vancouver feature white lacquer cabinetry with oversized shaker profile doors in addition to some homebuyer options for custom overhead cabinet featuring wine racks, glass shelving and puck lights for added ambiance. The Robson and Richards R&R Vancouver condos for re-sale also feature Frigidaire stainless steel appliance set including a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and slide in dual fuel range in addition to a double bowl stainless steel sink by Sterling-Kohler. The ultra stylish bathrooms as seen in these images at the R&R Vancouver Robson and Richards condominiums feature imported polished chrome accessories and imported tile surrounds for both the tub and shower. In addition, the re-sale R&R Vancouver condos for sale feature imported polished granite counter vanity tops and limestone inspired porcelain tiled flooring. The R & R condominiums also have custom framed mirror above the vanity in addition to vanity light fixture in chrome with frosted glass shades above mirrors. Lastly, there is a Sterling-Kohler round front toilet in addition to to white lacquer cabinetry with oversized shaker profile doors and door pulls in stainless steel.

Great R & R Vancouver Condo Floor Plans at Robson Street Real Estate Market

There are officially seven floorplans to choose from at the re-sale Robson and Richards real estate development in downtown Vancouver that includes Unit 01 layout that is a two bedroom unit with eight hundred and twenty three square feet in size. Floorplan 2 at R&R Vancouver condos is a one bed plus den at 700 square feet while Unit 03 is 536 sq ft in size. The smaller Unit 04 is identical to 03 but is flipped while Layout 05 at the R&R Robson Condos is the flipped layout of 02. Lastly, the new Robson and Richards condominiums at R&R Condos feature Unit 07 which is a two bedroom and two bathroom suite which is nine hundred and two square feet in size with a sizable balcony off of the living area plus an enclosed balcony. Insight Design Group is an enthusiastic Vancouver based interior design firm with over 13 years of experience and they have planned and design the downtown Vancouver R&R Condos. In addition, the Robson and Richards condominums construction team includes Intertech Construction Group who have listed in their condo portfolio for Vancouver downtown real estate market: Azura, West One, Miro, Hudson at 610 Granville, Yaletown Nine3Nine, Max 1 and Max 2. In addition some of their recent Vancouver developments other than the R&R Robson and Richards condominiums include Domus, Dockside at Coal Harbour, The Lions and the Bayshore condo towers.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Luxury Coal Harbour Apartments for Rent at the Bayview Vancouver Condo Rentals are Now Here - Introducing Bayview at Coal Harbour Luxury Residences

Luxury Vancouver Condos for Rent at Bayview Coal Harbour Residences

The Bayview at Coal Harbour luxury rental apartments in downtown Vancouver are close to amenities, Stanley Park and the seawall.A perfect point of view is now here at the rental Bayview Coal Harbour Vancouver luxury apartments for rent. With bright, spacious and well appointed studio, one and two bedroom floorplans available as luxury Coal Harbour rental apartments in dowtnwon Vancouver, you can also select from a number of rental townhomes with floor to ceiling windows and some with great views. Six modern appliances, gallery style kitchens with islands and gourmet countertops are some signature features here at the Bayview Coal Harbour rental Vancouver apartment suites as are in suite laundry with washer and dryer and storage. Spectacular views of the oceans, mountain and downtown skyline open from your private residences here at the Coal Harbour Bayview downtown Vancouver luxury rental apartments. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver Coal Harbour, renters will be just minutes away from the seawall, Stanley Park and English Bay. Popular cafes, restaurants, parks, theatres and many shopping and recreational experiences are just minutes away form the luxury downtown Vancouver rental apartments here at the Coal Harbour Bayview condos for rent. State of the art fitness centre, hot tub and garden roof deck with barbeque and childrens’ play area form the amenities here at the Vancouver rental Coal Harbour apartments at The Bayview. There is also twenty four hour security and video monitoring and helpful on site management team here at the Bayview Coal Harbour rental apartments. Visit today for photos, interactive floor plans and much more. The rental Vancouver apartments at Coal Harbour Bayview leasing office is open daily at 1529 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC. V6G 3J3. You can call 778.786.8596 to enquire about these luxury rental Vancouver apartment availability and pricing. The Bayview at Coal Harbour is managed professionally by Gateway Property Management.

More About the Coal Harbour Rental Apartments at the BayView Vancouver

Gateway Property Management presents the Bayview at Coal Harbour luxury Vancouver rental condos at the water's edge.Breathtaking views and luxury interiors will greet renters at the new Bayview Coal Harbour rental apartment condominiums in downtown Vancouver real estate market. Luxurious livings spaces and spectacular services, that’s Bayview at Coal Harbour luxury apartment rentals. Here, at the BayView Vancouver rentals you will find beautiful suties near the water’s edge and the city at your front door. Enjoy the spacious and well appointed rental apartment Vancouver suites, then stop outside and marvel at the Coal Harbour neighbourhood: the celebrated Stanley Park, seawall, the West End and of course downtown Vancouver. Bayview at Coal Harbour luxury Vancouver rental apartments. A perfect point of view is here. The luxury Vancouver apartment rentals offer luxurious living experiences that include panoramic views of the water, downtown, North Shore Mountains and beyond in addition to providing tenants and renters the absolutely perfect and ideal location and setting. Close to urban amenities and conveniences as well as everyday shopping, the rental Coal Harbour apartments at the Bayview Vancouver provides uncompromised affordability for luxury rental apartents nad also boasts a neighbourhood that is unrivalled by any other in this beautiful city. Some of the rental building amenities that you may not be aware of at the new Vancouver Bayview at Coal Harbour condo building includes a state of the art fitness center complete with a hot tub outside. In addition, the rental Vancouver luxury apartments will have a secured bike storage room and a gated/secured underground parking garage. Other condo amenities at these luxury Coal Harbour rental suites at Bayview Vancouver includes visitor parking, help ful on site management staff and a garden rooftop deck that has barbeque and a kid’s play area. In addition, there are convenient amenities within the BayView rental building as well including McKellars Interiors and Take 5 Café. As far as neighbourhood amenities are concerned, the luxury Vancouver rental apartments at the BayView at Coal Harbour provides the perfect backdrop for the healthy and active individuals who love to step onto the seawall for a walk, jog, bike or rollerblade. In addition, you will be close to tennis courts, Stanley Park, the fine restaurants and boutique shopping that downtown Vancouver is so well known for. Skip out to the West End as well as Robson and Granville street or take transportation from one of many bus, SkyTrain, seabus and West Coast Express stations along the way. You will be ideally situated in the heart of it all if you choose these luxury Vancouver rental apartments at the Bayview at Coal Harbour.

The Bayview at Coal Harbour Rental Suite Interiors and Features

Luxury interiors and amenities here at the downtown Vancouver Bayview rental apartment suites provide the best of all worlds for tenants and renters.The downtown Vancouver luxury rental condos here at the Bayview have it all: gorgeous views, impeccable location and spacious floor plans. Well appointed and finished, these Bayview at Coal Harbour rental apartments will have floor to ceiling windows a complete appliance set and views that span almost 180 degrees depending on floor and unit. Some of the luxury Vancouver rental suites will have these features: brilliant views as mentioned above, six modern appliances, galley style kitchens with islands providing more workspace and storage area as well as double stainless steel kitchen sinks with designer faucets. In addition the rental Bayview Coal Harbour apartments and downtown Vancouver condos for rent will have solariums or balconies and Italian porcelain floor tiles. Other features include gourmet kitchen countertops, floorplans in one and two bedroom layouts, friendly on site management as well as handy in suite storage and office/den space. There is also a convenient laundry closet with washer and dryer within each Bayview Coal Harbour apartment for rent. The downtown Vancouver luxury apartments for rent will also feature gas fireplaces in the living room, security alarm system, roomy outdoor living space, and underground private garage. There are also stainless steel appliances, Italian granite kitchen and bathroom counters and deep soaker tubs in each rental unit. Lastly, the Coal Harbour Bayview rental suites will have maple strip hardwood flooring in the dining room and kitchen as well.

The incredible view that you will get from the waterfront Vancouver rental suites at Coal Harbour Bayview.

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Downtown Vancouver Rental Apartments at the Luxury Metropolitan Towers Condos for rent Now by Gateway Property Management

Metropolitan Towers Vancouver Rental Condos

The luxury Vancouver rental apartments at Metropolitan Tower downtown condos for rent are now here.Luxury Vancouver rental apartments are now available here in the downtown Vancouver rental real estate market. The Metropolitan Towers condos for rent feature some impressive interior finishings that include seven appliance set including full size washer and dryers in laundry closets, microwave and garburator. In addition, the rental Vancouver Metropolitan Tower apartment suites wil have granite countertops, with cherry or maple cabinetry in the kitchens. There is also in suite storage and office space, which is perfect for renters in this rental Vancouver apartment market. These downtown Vancouver luxury rental apartments at Metropolitan Tower condominiums will also have a thirty six hundred square foot heatlh club and will be close to Nesters Market, Starbucks, and on site specialty store, making urban conveniences very close at hand. These luxury Vancouver rental apartments at the downtown Metropolitan Tower condos for rent will have an eighteen seat private movie theatre for screenings and big games as well as furnished rental guest suites too. Pets allowed up to 25 pounds here at the downtown Metropolitan Towers luxury Vancouver rental apartments. The Metropolitan Tower Leasing Office is at the lobby of 930 Seymour Street and is open daily from ten until six. Call Gateway Property Management at 604.685.7368 for your chance to rent at the luxury Metropolitan Towers Vancouver rental apartment condos today. Check out the best but come home to the best.

More about the Downtown Vancouver Metropolitan Tower Rental Suites

If you are looking to lease or rent a luxury downtown Vancouver rental condo, the Metropolitan Towers apartments for rent are ideally situated.With more than thirty spacious, functional and open concept floor plans to choose from here at the luxury downtown Vancouver rental apartments at the Metropolitan Tower condos, there is something for everyone, from singles to couples and families. Modern and high-tech interiors are built with you in mind and the second floor units will have open patios and large common areas for lounging and reading. The luxury Vancouver rental Metropolitan Tower homes also present a central courtyard where you can mingle with your neighbours. Close to all the downtown Vancouver has to offer, the rental Metropolitan Tower condos will be next to Nesters’ Market and Affinity Insurance in addition to Starbucks, Dominos and Khatsahlano Medical Clinic. IN addition, with a keyless entry system, you have access to all of the great amenities featured here at the Metropolitan Tower downtown Vancouver luxury rental apartments that include a private screening room, health fitness club, underground parking and the amazing location in the heart of the city core. In addition, small pets such as cats and dogs are most welcome here at the new Metropolitan Tower rental apartment homes in downtown Vancouver and there is also a state of the art security system in place. Other condo amenities include a geat meeting room that can also be used for conferences as well as an impressive library space for reading, games etc. There is complentary wireness internet connection here too. The luxury Vancouver rental apartmenst at the Metropolitan Tower condos also features two fully furnished guest suites for residents that you can book through the property management team.

The Interior Features of these Downtown Vancouver Condos for Rent

Gateway Property Management presents the Metropolitan Towers Vancouver Apartments for rent at affordable pricing.The Metropolitan Tower suites present fabulous interior furnishings and features that wil blow your mind when it comes to high-end and luxury downtown Vancouver rental apartments. Firstly, there are over thirty floor plans to choose from here with one bedroom and studios as well as larger two bedroom open concept floorplans. With in suite laundry and designer kitchens with custom cabinetry, appliance set and granite, the downtown Vancouver luxury rental apatments at the Metropolitan Towers also provide expansive windows with amazing views. Some suites have balconies while others have solariums, but either way, these impressively appointed rental Vancouver luxury suites at Metropolitan Towers residences are a step above the rest. Other features for these large Vancouver rentals include lots of in suite storage space as well as extra store rooms or home offices. Sleek and urban chic, the rentals at Metropolitan Towers provide functional living spaces in the heart of the city and an ideal location where you won’t have to drive to get a cup of coffee or to get some groceries. This is the Metropolitan Tower Downtown Vancouver luxury rental apartment lifestyle, now available. The entire rental property consists of two condo buildings called Tower A & B at Metropolitan Towers and each provides a different est of floorplans over different floors. Check online through their interactive floorplan guide to choose the best layout that fits your lifestyle. Gateway Prpoerty Management is the manager on site for the downtown Vancouver Metropolitan Tower rental apartment homes and they have been in the business for over forty five years. For more information about these luxury rental apartments in downtown Vancouver real estate, please visit the leasing office at 930 Seymour St in Vancouver in Suite 101 or you can fill out their online inquiry form for more information regarding Metropolitan Tower condo availability and pricing.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Downtown Vancouver George Condominiums and Townhomes are now available in the Re-Sale Property Market - Built by Wesbild with the London Guarantee

Project Profile: Wesbild Presents the New Vancouver George Condominiums Re-Sales

The downtown Vancouver George Condos and Townhomes introduce the best penthouse suites and urban condominium spaces available in this beautiful city.Absolutely Vancouver’s best penthouse and downtown condominium value is here at the George Condominiums. Featuring downtown Vancouver real estate’s best kept secret with breathtaking outdoor terraces, the re-sale luxury Vancouver George condos for sale are an absolute must in your home buying process. Originally marketed by Rennie Marking System and designer suites by Future Shop and furnished by InForm Furniture Stores, the resale downtown Vancouver condos at George The Condominiums is now a great opportunity to purchase at an affordable resale value. Stunning interiors, modern architecture and the best downtown Vancouver condo amenities are here at The Condominiums George. In addition, if you are purchasing a new re-sale Vancouver George Downtown Condo, it will be practically new, meaning that there the balance of the London Guarantee Warranty remaining. Originally, the George Vancouver Condos for sale presented the 2/5/10 year warranty on new homes here that includes 2 years materials and labour warranty, first 12 months coverage for any defefct in materials and labour, first 15 months coverage for any defects in materiala and labour in the common property of the multi-unit downtown Vancouver condo high-rise tower as well as the first 24 months coverage on electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning delivery and distribution systems. In addition, new homebuyers here at the downtown Vancouver George The Condominiums real estate development will enjoy 5 year building envelope warranty and the balance of the 10 year structural defects warranty by the London Guarantee.

Why Buy at the New Downtown Vancouver George Condominiums?

The George Vancouver Condominiums for resale real estate market are now presented as luxurious downtown condo living in the city centre.Your mortgage payment is less than rent. Your alarm clock goes off at 8:15am and you still make it to work on time. You have looked at other downtown Vancouver condominiums and nothing compares. Stanley Park is your backyard for homeowners here at The George Vancouver condominiums for sale. Starbucks on Robson is just steps away. You love contemporary interiors, polished granite counters and maple kitchen cabinetry which are all featured at the new Vancouver Downtown George condominiums for sale. It’s only an elevator ride to a full state of the art fitness centre. Why wait for a pre-sale condo when you can move into a re-sale downtown Vancouver condo for sale at The Condominuims at George today? The George Condos are centrally located between Broughton Street and Cardero on Alberni Street, just one block north of Robson. The downtown Vancouver George Condos on Robson Street are located close to all shopping, entertainment, dining and everything you need to see and do in the city centre. In addition, enjoy incredible views from all angles and floors from the Robson George Condominium high-rise tower residences. The re-sale George Robson condominums are developed by Wesbild Holdings, a Vancouver based real estate development company established in 1982. The Robson Street Vancouver condos at George The Condominium were sold out during pre-sales so you should ask your agent as to what suites have become available on the resale property market. As for the last remaining release of downtown Vancouver George Penthouse condominiums, the price range started at $499,000 and the square footage of the floor plans ranged from nine hundred and twenty eight to eleven hundred and sixty square feet in size. The Penthouses at George Vancouver condos include Levels 22 and 23 floorplan that are 2 bedroom and home office at 928 sq ft in addition to PH06 at The George Penthouse that is 1111 sf with large sunroom and an incredible outdoor terrace. There were a few re-sale Vancouver George Townhomes for sale as well that included a floorplan that included 3 bedrooms and a home office between 1007 to 1116 sf in size in addition to the George Townhomes in downtown Vancouver that has 2 bedrooms plus den at 1061 sf.

Other Regular Vancouver George The Condominium Floor Plans

On floors one through nine, the floorplate for each floor is the same. The re-sale Downtown Vancouver George Condos feature nine apartments per floor up to Level 9. Floorplans 01/09 at the resale Vancouver George Condominiums are one bedroom plus home office suites between the size of 530 and 551 sf. The layouts 02/03 at the resale George Vancouver condominiums for sale are two bedroom plus sunroom and den suites ranging from 798 to 801 sq ft. On the opposite side are floorplans 04/05 which feature 1 bed/1 bath layouts at around 532 to 558 sq ft. The corner layout 06 at the George The Condominiums for sale feature 684 sq ft one bedroom and den units with open concept plans and a spacious master bedroom. The 547 sf 1 bed 07 layout facing south was one of the most popular Vancouver George Condo floorplans and sold out first. If you prefer a larger one bedroom layout, the floorplan 08 at the re-sale downtown Vancouver George condominiums is 648 square feet facing south east.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Downtown Vancouver Rental Suites at 600 Drake Street - Vancouver West End Apartments for Rent at Affordable Prices - Rental Market Update

Downtown Vancouver Rental Suites at 600 Drake Street

When real estate prices skyrocket, there is a general assumption made that the rental vacancies drop significantly in the downtown Vancouver rental condo market. The reason for this is because fewer people have the money to purchase a new condo for themselves, or even the urge to outbid other parties for a downtown Vancouver condominium. Rather, many would-be purchasers and homebuyers opt for downtown Vancouver rental condos for an extended lease until the prices of real estate start dropping. Well, flash forward 12 months, and now, we are at the time of a significant drop in downtown Vancouver condo real estate prices. Some estimates already have the drop in property value at 20%, others have a more conservative estimate at about 10%. Whatever the numbers tell you, it is clearly evident that the downtown Vancouver real estate prices for condos and suites have come down since it’s exponential rise over the past five years.

So What is Happening in the Vancouver Rental Suite Market?

Well, just as we had said above that when real estate prices go up, vacancies go down in the downtown Vancouver core. Rental suites and condos for rent in downtown Vancouver during this downturn in the global economy and real estate prices is actually at a very strange time. Not only have vacancies remained low during this catastrophic downturn in the economy and property values in downtown Vancouver, but the rental condos vacancies are actually at all-time lows. So what is happening here? This is exactly opposite of what is suppose to happen in the downtown Vancouver rental suite market! First off, the drop in perceived value may be around 20%, but the actual drop in accessible condo value by the government is much less. Due to consumer confidence, this has shed years of equity away in a mere months, but not according to the government. Secondly, because the global economy is still on the downward spiral, many home buyers expect even more significant drops in downtown Vancouver real estate values in the coming year and therefore, are waiting it out. In many cases, this may cause a huge problem called deflation, but let’s not get into that at this time. As many first time homebuyers and purchasers are waiting to get better deals and prices on new downtown Vancouver condos, the rental suites and condos for rent in the core have diminished even with the recent completion of many high-rise condominium towers. The vacancy for downtown Vancouver condos is at its all time low and will continue to get lower as more people move into the city core, wait for better prices to purchase their home and continue renting suites.

Why 600 Drake Vancouver is the Best Choice

According to the Home Renters Magazine and this article written by the most trusted source in the Greater Vancouver real estate market, whether it be rental condos or homes on sale, Susan, hits it bang on with 600 Drake rental condominiums in downtown. Sure an apartment is a palce to live. But you want more. You want an apartment in downtown Vancouver that you can really call your home – somewhere with character, a convenient location, plus all the extras like a fitness centre and a games room inside your own building. Welcome to the 600 Drake downtown Vancouver rental condo apartments. Located at 600 Drake Street, this ideal one apartment downtown Vancouver rental condo building celebrates a fun loving, ecletic downtown lifestyle. With renters knowing each other and looking out for one another and from easy going, friendly tenants, the downtown Vancouver 600 Drake rental condos and apartments for rent is a model for other buildings to follow. The 600 Drake rental suites are a mix of junior one bedrooms and studios, many of which have been recently renovated with style. New carpeting, tiling and cabinetry are just some of the upgrades made to many of these downtown Vancouver rental condos and 600 Drake apartment sfor rent with open concept floor plans, lots of storage space and much more. The penthouse suites at the rental 600 Drake Vancouver condos is most impressive, with outstanding views of False Creek, English Bay and Granville Island.

More Information about the Downtown Vancouver Rental Apartments

Nothing beats the location of the 600 Drake Street Vancouver rental apartment suites. From Emily Carr to Vancouver Film School and from SFU to the Art Institute, this is the place to live if you want to walk to work or school or shopping or dining. Inside, the amenities list for the 600 Drake rental condos in downtown Vancouver condos for rent market include a tv/media room, outdoor patio, games room, lounge and gym. There is also complimentary wireless internet for all tenants at this great Vancouver rental apartment building. If you would like more information regarding the availability of rental suites at 600 Drake, please call 604.681.0727 or you can drop by the rental office between noon and 5pm. The building is managed by Concert Properties.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Greater Vancouver Hollyburn Properties are Unique, Renovated and Environmentally Friendly - Rent a Hollyburn Rental Apartment Today

Looking for Premiere Rental Apartment? Discover the Hollyburn Difference Today!

Exceptionally maintained – prime urban locations – attractive residences – environmental initiatives – professional on-site managers – value added services. Commitment to excellence is part of everything we do at Hollyburn Properties. As proud owners, we manage each one of our buildings with professionalism and quality. We make every effort to create beautiful, functional and comfortable home environments for each one of our valued residents. We know that you have a choice of where to live and we want you to consider making your home in one of our Hollyburn Properties. Make your new rental home with us …. Contact Hollyburn Properties today! Hotline is at 604.878.8888. Proudly owned and managed by Hollyburn Properties – premiere residences, exceptional management today. A great article about the Hollyburn Properties rental apartments in Greater Vancouver. You know what you want in a home. Great location, contemporary features and amenities, plus a solid commitment to outstanding management and customer service here at the rental accommodations and rental apartment suites by Hollyburn Properties in the Lower Mainland real estate market. Okay some people call you fussy: you siply think of it as being discriminating. Hollyburn Properties gets it. Big time. And I’ve long ago discovered they not only get it, this West Vancouver based rental property management company goes out of their way to exceed the expectations of every resident in all of their Hollyburn rental apartment properties – every day and every time. There’s a sense of easygoing efficiency when ever I walk through a Hollyburn rental apartment property building. All are located only in the most sought after neighbourhoods, the Hollyburn West End rental apartments are among the most popular, as are the Westside Vancouver, North Shore, Toronto and Calgary – neighbourhoods with unique character and a vivacious outlook on life. Typically people who live here pause to chat with neighbours and their resident managers like old friends – laughter is a frequent sound.

Investing in the future at Hollyburn Properties Rental Apartments

“We call it the Hollyburn Difference,” explains Alisa A, sales and marketing manager for Hollyburn Properties rental accommodations. “Unlike many companies, we own and manage all our buildings. That means we have a strong incentive to constantly re-invest into each property and into our staff’s knowledge and expertise. Plus we have professional, on-site manageres, a benefit you don’t always find in a rental building.” Alisa explains about the Hollyburn Properties rental apartments’ private education centre on the lower level of Nicola Place, one of Hollyburn’s West End Vancouver rental apartment properties. Affectionately known as the Hollyburn School, this is where managers and maintenance staff go through intensive, hands on seminars covering everything from painting and general repairs to professional dishwasher installation techniques and administration systems. I’ve already seen two expamples of Hollyburn rental properties undergoing full renovation – Nicola Place in Vancouver West End rental apartments and Reid Manor and it’s impressive. Each has been refinished and transformed into sunny living spaces with finishing details that meet or even surpass the standards at home in any new condominium development. But every change is considered an opportunity at Hollyburn Properties rental suites. “Whenever a suite turns over, we go through a comprehensive series of renovations to ensure the next resident will be moving into a Smart Suite – energy efficient lighting and appliances, low water consumption, plumbing fixtures, painting, and all the extras that make a suite more comfortable.”

Inspired Partnerships at the Rental Hollyburn Apartments

Embracing the philosophy that the good life encompasses a broad diversity of partnerships, Hollyburn Properties continues to develop some truly innovative bonuses for their residents. “We believe it’s not just about renting suites, it’s about building a sense of community which is why we’ve introduced the Hollyburn Properties Value Added Partners. The concept is simple but inspired. By partnering with a growing number of large retail and service providers, residents have access to some very significant discounts – discounts you can get excited about. How about residents at the Hollyburn Properties rental apartments getting as much as 50% off tenant insurance through ING Insurance? Or membership in Co-Op Auto Network at an even higher discount? One of my favourites for Hollyburn rental apartment residents is Costco Night, an opportunity to shop till you drop even if you are not a member. And then there’s the many Shaw Cable events and special promotions available exclusively to Hollyburn residences. See For Yourself: Ready to get inspired by the place you call home? Check out the Hollyburn rental apartment difference for yourself by visiting online at Browse all the Hollyburn Properties, take a preview of residences coming available, and get set to be part of the Hollyburn community.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hollyburn Properties presents Downtown Vancouver West End Glenmore Apartments for Rent - Beautiful Quiet Neighbourhood with Luxury Rental Condos

The Glenmore West End Vancouver Downtown Rentals and Apartments for Rent by Hollyburn Properties

A great article from the Vancouver Home Renters Guide by Zac G. goes through the Hollyburn Properties managed West End Glenmore apartment condos in downtown Vancouver homes for rent. Quiet West End Living is still available at these rental properties at the Glenmore condos for rent in downtown where renters will find quality apartments and superior management by Hollyburn Properties in this completely renovated suites in the West End rental market for apartment homes. The Glenmore West End Vancouver rental suites include studio and one bedroom apartments with new kitchen appliances including dishwashers. Other new features for these condos for rent at the West End Glenmore Hollyburn Properties managed tower include hardwood flooring, vertical blinds, mirrored closet doors and the latest in bathroom fixtures and faucets. Located on a quiet tree lined street of Barclay Street in the downtown Vancouver West End rentals, the Glenmore apartments for rent will be walking distance to Stanley Park, boutiques, restaurants and transite. There is gated parking for all renters at the Glenmore West End apartments rentals and heat and hot water are included with your rental lease. Sorry, no pets are allowed at this Hollyburn Properties Glenmore apartments that provide affordable downtown Vancouver West end rental suites. Located at 1885 Barclay Street in Vancouver, you can contact Hollyburn Properties at 604.644.0062 for available rental apartments in the West End of Vancouver. With his experience working in building management, Leigh Follack understands the challenges involved when different personalities share the same rental building. So as a resident at the West End rental properties at the Glenmore apartments, he’s qualified to critique how Hollyburn Properties manages his home – and he gives them top marks. “They score a 10 with me,” says Leight. “I’be been in a few rental buildings in the West End and I know how busy they can get. But here, everyone respects everyone’s privacy, and that isn’t the norm in the city. Sometimes you’re taking a chance.” The chance that Leigh refers to is the possibility of noise and disruption creating a tense relationship among Glenmore neighbours. He’s experienced that at other rental apartment places, and he’s quick to point to the professionalism of the resident manager at The Glenmore West End apartment rental condos as part of the reason the downtown Vancouver rental building remains so quiet and peaceful. “The resident manager here gave a very warm introduction,” says Leigh. “He is very professional and wears a uniform. The meet and greet sets the standard for living in the building.”

A Boutique Rental Building in the West End

Renovations are currently underway at The Glenmore apartments for rent in the West End of downtown Vancouver rental condo market, including new plumbing and bathrooms. Several freshly renovated studio and one bedroom suites will be available September 1st, giving future residents practically a new rental apartment home to move into. “Hollyburn Properties invests a substantial amount of money into their buildings,” says Alisa Aragon, sales and marketing manager at Hollyburn Properties property managers. “The Glenmore West End renovated suites will have hardwood flooring, vertical blinds, mirrored closet doors and new kitchen appliances, including a dish washer.” And to offer even more value, Hollyburn Properties has formed a strategic partnership with many major corporations including Co-Operative Auto Network, Shaw, Costco and ING Insurance, to pass on exclusive savings to renters at the Glenmore apartment condo West End rentals. Unlike some new buildings, the West End rental homes at the Glenmore are spacious and airy, with large windows infusing natural light into the rooms and flexible floorplans giving residents many options. Even the studio apartments for rent at the West End Vancouver Glenmore are generously proportioned, offering open living rooms nad walk in closets. “It’s a really boutique building,” says Alisa of the charming, four floor complex.

A Quiet West End Community

Located at the corner of Barclay and Gilford, this friendly neighbourhood is ideally located between the Robson shopping district and Stanley Park. It forms a peaceful pocket secluded from the big city bustle yet in proximity to every amenity for renters at The Glenmore West End apartments. Bikes and walking are the preferred modes of transportation here, creating a calming atmosphere reinforced by an abundance of trees and Gilford being a no-through road. The vibran nieghbourhood offesr an eclectic mix of residents and a slower pace than other parts of the West End rental market. “The west side of Denman is very nice,” says Leigh. “The closer to Stanley Park you are, the quieter it becomes.” Consistent with the lifestyle here, Hollyburn Properties is also committed to being eco-friendly. “Hollyburn recognizes that corporate environmental responsibility is important to both its residents and the community,” says Alisa. “We are committed to decreasing energy consumption to minimize environmental impact on our operations at the Glenmore rental condos in the West End.” Throughout the rental apartment homes at the Glenmore Vancouver Downtown you will find energy efficient appliances, Power Smart lighting fixtures and light bulbs, along with other energy saving measures.

Hollyburn Properties proudly owns and manages their buildings featuring quality West End rental apartments with superior management in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The Glenmore West End is located at 1885 Barclay Street. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call 604.644.0062 or visit

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